Federal or State? Which is Better for Consumers?

In a recent article for the Idaho Statesman, Peter Crabb, professor of finance and economics at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID, outlined the benefits of a federal vs. a state-run insurance exchange, the greatest of which was increased competition and better product development as a result. The situation is analogous to interstate banking. In 1975, […]

Pay or Play? The Unintended Consequences…

The adoption of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it is known by most, has created a whole new category of strategy for business owners.  In his guest piece recently appearing in the IdahoStatesman, J. Kevin West, a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, defined the issue as follows: The pay-or-play aspect of the law […]

ICL Voices Opposition to SB1042 & Obamacare

(Republished in part from the full article at Idaho Chooses Life.org – view the full article here ) The Idaho Senate will consider SB1042 this week. This legislation will implement ObamaCare in the state through the creation of an insurance exchange. Idaho Chooses Life opposes this legislation because it will facilitate ObamaCare – which threatens […]

6 Very Compelling Reasons For Rejecting Governor Otter’s Insurance Exchange Agenda

1) Governor Otter’s insurance exchange agenda is being driven by the insurance industry, itself, and not by the private, individual citizens of Idaho– Nearly half of all the individuals the Governor appointed last year to his health insurance task force (which, technically, he referred to as a “working group”) to “study” the possibility of an insurance exchange […]

Senator Russ Fulcher Opposes Exchange

Senator Russ Fulcher recently spoke up about his opposition to the forming of a state insurance exchange.  The video below was originally posted on the IdahoReporter. In addition, Sen. Fulcher released this public statement on four reasons why an exchange is the wrong move for Idaho: The legislature will soon vote whether or not to […]

State Healthcare Exchange Arguments – Valid or Not?

Recently, The Idaho Freedom Foundation published a document outlining and debunking seven of the larger arguments for a State Health Care Exchange.  Well worth the time to read, you can download the full document here. These arguments include: Idaho will be able to control its destiny. Idaho will have a seat at the table. Idaho […]

Pushing Back – Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby and the federal government filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to stay proceedings until the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals weighs in. Hobby Lobby is asking the 10th Circuit to block part of the law that requires the arts and crafts company to provide insurance coverage for emergency contraception pills.